Brinker Elementary School
Assistant Principal: Lindsey Girlinghouse
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
School Colors: Royal blue and gray
Motto: All for one, one for all!
Year Opened: 1988
Phone: (469) 752-0500
Fax: (469) 752-0501
3800 Clark Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
TEA Exemplary school; National Blue Ribbon school; PTA Membership award; student finalists/winners in: science fair, history fair, State Geography Poster contest, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Fire Prevention Poster contest, and PTA Reflections contest.
History fair; science fair; Geography Bee; Geography Poster contest; Spelling Bee; chess club; English as a Second Language (ESL); Plano Academic Creative Education (PACE) for identified gifted and talented students; Collin County Adventure camp; district choir; Multi-Sensory Literacy program; writing club; PASAR after school childcare.
Parent Involvement Opportunities
V.I.P. tutoring; PTA; library assistants; Brinker PTA eNews; classroom volunteers; science fair judges; history fair judges; Key Communicators; reading buddies; book fair; Reflections; School-based Improvement Committee (SBIC); field day; family picnic; and Watch Dog Dads.
Cindy Brinker Simmons and the Brinker Family; Color Run Sponsorships; Legends Popcord; Market Street; Pinstack Plano; and SuperTarget.
History of Brinker
Brinker (opened 1988, cost $3.2 million) honors the memory of Maureen Connolly Brinker, "Little Mo", the first woman to win the Grand Slam tennis championship and the dominant force in women's tennis from 1951-54. She was one of only five Grand Slam winners in history - the youngest player and the first woman to win. Brinker (1934-69) and her family moved to Dallas in 1963, where her husband Norman started the Steak and Ale restaurant chain. The school was dedicated on November 20, 1988. In 2014, Brinker completed a $12 million total renovation that included adding a wing for K-2 grade levels. The mission was to increase the square footage of every classroom for maximizing instruction. The result has been a beautiful campus that is equipped with the most current technology for students and staff (including a Chromebook for every student).